It seems you can't open a web browser these days without being bombarded by news heralding the arrival of the JOBS Act. The motivation behind the legislation was to give small businesses easier access to capital raising, which would in turn allow them to expand their operations, make hires and support the economy.

A small component of the law extended these benefits to hedge funds and private equity firms, however, which has since led to a snowball of media coverage that has been debating the pros and cons of this law.

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